How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener (Amazing). Photo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH2NahLjx-Y
I have to admit when I first saw this “How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener” video by the “Youtube Celebrity” CrazyRussianHacker, my jaw dropped. I was stunned that you can actually open a can of food by just rubbing its top against a piece of concrete! It’s way too easy! *resists the extreme urge to try it out right now*
Cans nowadays are sealed with a roller. It bends the top of the can which creates a crimp (kinda like the way you seal empanadas, or any filled pasta). The friction cuts through the top, which makes it easier for you to open the can. Take note that the open top of the can will be sharp – so please of course use it with caution, or else you will risk cutting yourself!
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If you got lost in the woods or in a desert and you only have canned food in your bag, you will have to find a small boulder or rock that has a flat surface. If you’re using a bigger can, you might need more time to get it to open. This technique is really cool and it’s one of those survival tips that you really need to learn.
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That’s why I really appreciate survival shows and reading and watching different tips. It helps you go back to the basics. Our ancestors were able to survive with whatever they had around them. So let us not forget those things even if the modern age becomes even more advanced. When push comes to shove, it’s your survival skills that will make you a cut above the rest!
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178 thoughts on “How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener (Amazing)”
cutter is called 😉
Thanks Guys , I didn’t know this . With your help , now I do .
This is great. Love the comment ‘the cat’s gonna survive too’ – made me laugh out loud!
Pretty damn amazing
Very cool info to have indeed, i will be placing a very well earned link to your page for a cool survival trick! my kitties will be happy to know that they will be well fed too! <3
Glad to learn this-thanks! Had some canned goods at a beach cookout-concrete fire-pits, but no can opener!I also laughed out loud at the cat comment, too!
Pretty cool, loved the humor too 🙂
That was great!! You guys are adorable and funny !! I also liked the cat moment in the video !! made me laugh. Best of luck will be watching.
I was told that this is how prisoners open their canned goods.
I think that this is an EXCELLENT thing to know! Thanks guys!!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Terrific to know!!!
That was awesome!!
This is amazing…! Thanks for the information…how Cool ! Sharing ! Looking forward to more !!!
AMAZING! I will try when I go home!
good to know… now can you do getting a cork out of a wine bottle without a corkscrew?
I wish I had known this before ruining a bunch of pocket knives back in the crazy days of my life 🙂
brilliant! Spreading the word and trying it today…I hate can openers, perhaps I will just get a concrete slab for the kitchen!!
Awesome tip! I’ll be sure to remember this one!
AWESOME!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! 🙂
Great stuff guys
Awesome! Thanks guys!!!
yes you can open a wine bottle without a cork screw, you can push it down into the bottle just a little, as it absorbs some of the liquid you can push it all the way down.
he haz adorable accent, I subscribe merely for that.
Try it with the big can
Sweet ..useful info!!
excellent! the way you tought us how to open a can
very good thats amazing…
totally cool for survival yeah!…just messy.
That was pretty cleaver I never thought of that….
If you do not find concrete do it on the wall around in your appartment
omg..fantastic I teach survival school and this will come in handy!!!!!!!!!!!!
nice! thank you!
Cool stuff…. how do I subscribe ?
Really Great thanks
“…like, you know… with meat.”
What if you don’t have any cans? Can you still use this trick? I don’t buy canned goods, but I really want to use this trick to impress my friends and women. Mostly women.
This is excellent. Thank you for sharing this.
That was amazing!! Thanks for the info!
Good to know!..Thanks for sharing!
So glad the cat is going to survive too! LOL Thank you, I never would have tried this if I was without a can opener.
Great stuff, I like the cat is going to survive till we still have canned food joke 😉
I think that is how they do it normally in Russia… 🙂
i am happy you tell people how to do this, but i am amazed people don’t know how to do this, by inspection. look at a can, it is so simple
Does anyone tried this?
can you do this with vegetable cans to?
Thanks for sharing.
great to know! Thanks.
You got this technique from the Philippines, right?
Gosh…so many people didn’t know this trick?I remember when I was kid doing this with empty soda cans to store pens, markers,etc….
very cool. thanks for sharing.
Very interesting and funny.Keep going!!
You guys are great!! Intelligent, informative,entertaining in a low-key kinda way, and cute too!
Great info….keep up the good work.
Awesome!! Great to know!!
Thanks for sharing this!! Amazing!!!
Good technique. I’d use a thick rag to pop it open, or keep some bandages and sutures handy.
You guys rock!!! Very useful info. I went on a camping trip once, took plenty of food but forgot the flippin can opener. Not smart. Now I know what to do!! Oh, and thanks for taking care of kitty so she can survive too! Wonderful.
What if I were in the desert and there was only sand ?
How about using some thick gloves maybe???
smart!!! and cuties..
Dat’s some awesome info.
This is not new.We have been doing this in Nigeria a very long time ago
Wow! That’s neat!!! I have got to try that.Thanks Russian dudes!
This is definitely nothing new… I knew this since i was 5 years old and I am now 30.
As a child we used to make cups out of soda cans just for the fun of it
by scraping off the top of the just like this… With concrete.
Love it, thanks.
Wow, learn something new every day!!! Thank you for the info!!! I am gonna try this!!!
This is awesome thank you.
good to know just incase…
I love this!
Cool !!! Thx for share ir with us >:D<
very cool did not know this, thanx
Great video. Very interesting, funny and informative. Looking forward to watching more.
Glad you guys will survive the apocalypse….will be better with you there 🙂
Excellent good to know stuff!! Canned food is something not everyone will grab right away in a Zombie Apocolypse because they aren’t easily accessible under certain situations, yet it is the food source that lasts the longest! This video taught me to go for the canned goods first so thank you!! I also really like your video on starting a fire using just a AA battery and a piece of gum! FANTASTIC! This stuff is now burned into my mind and with just these two little bits of survival knowledge i feel that much more prepared for anything…Thanks guys and keep the great tips coming!
Cool nice to know.
Remember seeing this demonstrated 20 years ago on childrens TV.
Great info guys, but what if I don’t have a cat, can I use my dog?
wow thats awesome
way cool guys rally glad to know this i love your sense of humor please keep posting tips thanks for the info
Thank you ,this is very good to know
This is great for camping! Thanks, guys….
Such a great idea! so simple, good job guys.
good info to know 🙂 thanx guy’s !
That’s Awesome you guy’s, I’ll Be Checking Out Your Site A lot More.
Great idea. Will come in handy. Thanks
Wonderful and helpful.. . Thank you so much! Blessings!
cool guys!! keep up the good work!! greetings from Suriname!!
works for soda cans also.. to make a soda can emergency stove! 🙂
Very good to know. I love the accent! Thanks for letting the kitty survive too.
very good idea!!
that was somehow just adorable guys! thnks.
Verry good, thank you so much! Ingenious
wow, thaks russians dudes
Great idea specially when camping and you forgot the can opener or the can opener broke.
Great video only one thing left out. Most likely when time comes ALL food will be from China in can from China and most likely filled with lead or other poisons. Okay I jest, seems like everything is made in China these days!
Thanks for that interesting info , So cool you can open a can without a can opener or knife .. This will come in handy one day and I will know what to do thanks to you guys !!!
Wayyy cool, dude!! Wow! Great tip, i would have never guessed! Love that you thought about the kitty-baby, too <3
we used to make glasses from coke can like that way back i the day
Great video, thanks! Although it’s probably easier nowadays to find a can-opener than it is a concrete block.
That was very! Cool! Thanks for sharing!
Wow guys, thanks!!
That was cool love it. It was very helpful.
They teach this in prison Its an old technique
I love this.
Nice. Learned something new. BTW, I like your T-shirt!
Wow. Amazing. Thank you for the info!
WOW ………….. I am speechless , you did GRATE ,
thank you , for teaching us , such , grate lessons ,
will………. always , remember you ……… Thanks Thel
Thank you for this,, I would have never thought of this.. Great Job
Thanks a ton!
“Guess what, cat gonna survive too!” LOL
Amazing! Especially for an 83 year old lady like me, who has seen just about EVERYTHING during my lifetime. Keep it up….you two will be rich and famous soon…..I hope so.
The cutter is called ” dykes” or a pair of dykes
Cats gonna survive too! Lmao!
Wow. I’m going to pour a slab of concrete into my kitchen counter right now.
молллллодцы ребята! У меня глаза оквадратились от такого метода. Пошла искать кен! 🙂
This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t of thought it possible to do this without an opener.
I am amazed, thank you so much would come in handy on camping trips
Ha! Love it. I, too, now subscribe to Russian Guys’ “How-To” channel. Ура! (Cheers!)
Thanks for sharing! I did not know this.
U Can Make Some Good Glasses Doing The Same Thing Take Any Can Beer Coke Can Duse Can The LargerThe Better Take It And Do It The Same Way
awesome! good to know…thanks guys!!
Good to know. Thanks!
Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.
very cool!! Thanks guys
Wonder how many rushed to the cupboard and doorstep to try this out. LOL! Wonder how man rushed out to the shop to buy a can of tuna just to try this out. Quite a few, I suspect.
That was just AWSOME!!!
amazing , would love to see more.
cool That is something wonderful to know
* very coool * thx 🙂
nice concept……… i will definitely try
Cool ideas glad I found your site.
awesome nice to know u guys rock!!!!
That is an excellent idea if you are lost in the city!!
What about being lost in Siberia where there´s no concrete?
Good stuff guys! Really enjoyed seeing this!
Omg that is Excellent
Hey guys! This is really useful info! Thanks Can’t wait to see what else you got!
Great info! I hope I never need it!
That was awesome! Thanks guys!
You are totally cute. You got a girlfriend?
that was great thank you guys for sharing!!!!
VERY INTERESTING. CANNOT WAIT TO TRY.
Great trick, thank you, but I will not try this at home or won’t recommend for anyone else, as it will make a mess and also can be dangerously sharp: however when camping and treckig This is my new way of opening cans.
Already knw abt 6yrs ago
I used to use this technique when aluminum cans were thicker to make drinking glasses out of empty cans. They need sanding after to get rid of the thick edges.
Love this and really want to subscribe.
Funny!!!! Loved it. The only thing I would have liked added is the amount of time you need to rub the can….. Pacific Northwest Rocks!
I was doing this 30 years ago when I was homeless. It does work, but you can get some grit in your food.
Get tip on opening a can. Would love to subscribe.
This rocks! I can’t wait to impress my husband with my new-found knowledge. Love the kitty too. Thanks!
Simply looking at what u did so ,amazingly great
Want to try ,thank u
Please be careful when squeeze, the lid is very sharp.
Don’t let my cats read this.
Way, Cool. I wish I had seen this when I was 16 and camping without a can opener.
All well and good – but ideally the can needs to be rinsed in water first to remove the metal grindings.
If water isn’t available, carefully wipe away grindings first, before eating contents of can !
That’s awesome! And good job to survival cat too! Lol
that’s how most people in Ghana do to open their cans
This was so brilliant I had to comment! Thanks for an easy, great idea! 🙂
Truly Amazing! Thanks For Sharing!
Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for putting this on line. You will probably save countless lives someday. Great job!!!
Excellent idea, jujst take extra careful when you are doing this trick.
Practically magic !!
I LIKE these guys, they always have the neatest helpful videos.